"From Hargest to
by Bob Argus
This well researched and brilliantly written
66 page A4 sized book covers two distinct but consecutive
parts in the history of the Argus family.
the book documents the
origins of the Argus family beginning in the mid 1500's
primarily in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon in England.
The author examines how the Argus name evolved from the
surname Hargest and documents the life of family members in
England up to the mid 1840's.
The second part of the book follows the migration of
two brothers Thomas and John Argus and their families from
Tregony in Cornwall to
Australia in the 1840's. It then follows their settling initially in
Victoria and subsequently in other states of Australia and New Zealand.
book is a great reference to anyone interested in the origins
of the Argus family and is of particular interest to any
descendants who live or may have lived in Australia or New
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book has been continually reviewed as a work in progress by a
small group of family historians and their comments are
reproduced here for your guidance:
It is hard to find a happy medium between historical
data and interesting commentary.
I think in this case you have risen to the occasion
and made the narrative both interesting and informative.
(nee Argus), Bayswater, Victoria
Extensively researched and brilliantly
written……..this is essential reading for anyone
interested in the origins of the Argus family and an
invaluable starting point for documenting their own family
Adelaide, South Australia
skilful use of local history to bring to life a family
history - both entertaining and enlightening.
McDonald (nee Argus) Toowoomba, Queensland
Many congratulations on the content of your family
have obviously spent a great deal of research on the project
and produced a super narrative.
Grigg, Local Historian for the Village of Tregony, Cornwall